Category: Science


This one simple trick gets climate negotiators to update their understanding

Enlarge / The COP21 negotiations in Paris. Most of the information we receive isn’t really new. Instead, it’s related to things we already know, which means that we have to update our beliefs based on the new information. It may not surprise you that not everyone is great about updating their beliefs. And a new…


Long use of cancer-spewing surgical device exposes weakness in FDA oversight

Enlarge (credit: Getty | Congressional Quarterly ) A government report  released this week on a cancer-spreading surgical device highlights a weakness in the Food and Drug Administration’s ability to spot harms from drugs and devices on the market. The surgical device, called a power morcellator, has been on the market since 1991 and is FDA-approved…